Basic Culturing and Analytical Measurement Techniques

Yuan Kun Lee, Wei Chen, Hui Shen, Danxiang Han, Yantao Li, Howland D T Jones, Jerilyn A. Timlin, Qiang Hu

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The basic principles of microbial cultivation in general are applicable to microalgae. The unique ability of microalgae to utilize light energy, however, sets them apart from nonphotosynthetic microorganisms. The supply of light needs to be satisfied in isolation, cultivation, and maintenance of photoautotrophic and mixotrophic microalgae. This chapter provides a general guidance on screening, isolation, and maintenance of microalgae, and an introduction to various cultivation modes for research and commercial application. A number of basic parameters and methods for measuring growth and biomass productivity as well as advanced techniques for cellular biochemical analysis are provided. This edition first published 2013

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Microalgal Culture: Applied Phycology and Biotechnology
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9780470673898
StatePublished - Apr 12 2013


  • Biochemical composition
  • Culture mode
  • Growth parameters
  • Strain screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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